Is Nature Smarter Than Us?

“It’s so obvious there’s no excuse for doubting it. By observing all the incredible things around us, we must logically conclude they were made by a powerful, imaginative and highly intelligent Being whom we cannot see.” —Romans 1.20

The Biomimicry Institute’s mission is  investigating the genius of the natural order to solve global problems like pollution and finding better energy sources. These scientists admit they see sophisticated intelligence in the natural order.

This isn’t a new idea. The ancients used building methods they found in the architecture of insects. Long before the Wright Brothers, Leonardo knew human flight was possible by imitating birds in flight.  Here are ways the Institute proves nature is often smarter than we are.

  • NASA was stumped trying to develop a land rover that could negotiate the tough terrain of Mars until they designed one mimicking the locomotion of the humble inch worm.
  • By observing how certain wasps bore effortlessly into wood, Japanese researchers found techniques to aid neurosurgeons make safer, intricate incisions in the human brain.
  • By studying the prairie’s ecosystem, The Land Institute has devised better agricultural methods to reduce the need for fertilizers and insecticides that damage our environment.
  • The intricate structure of termite mounds inspired the creation of an efficient climate control system now installed in a Zimbabwe office complex that reduces need of electricity.

How did these inventions come about? How did the honey bee, for example, discover that hexagonal cells, not circles or squares, are the  very best shape for storing their products. And how did they learn how to build them?

They say evolution. Yes, there are scientists who, against all reason, attribute these intelligent designs of nature to inanimate forces such as natural selection.  The modern world has sadly  swallowed this myth that a mindless process can actually create intelligence.

While studying evolution at Cornell,  the prof stated, “You may wonder why we discount the possibility of God. Simple,” he explained—“You can’t put God in a test tube.” At the time I could find no reason to doubt that. Years later it dawned on me! We’d been snookered! Evolution can’t be put in a test tube either! It would require millions of years to test it.

“The fool has said in his heart–what an incredible leap of faith for otherwise bright folks (whose eternal prospects may not be so bright). How is it they can believe that the exquisite computer in our skull, vastly more complex than the best IBM can make, is nothing more than a happy accident? If they found a simple mechanism like a wristwatch on the moon, wouldn’t they instantly think. Someone is here!  Isn’t it more logical and far easier to grasp that only Divine Intelligence can beget intelligence? How can they fail to see God alone can create something out of nothing?

What triggered the Big Bang? It’s not a what, it’s a WHO! Common sense dictates a force of that nature doesn’t happen by itself. Only Someone, a wise and mighty Designer. could do that, and then from it construct the heavens and the earth. Can the finest theories of Darwin and his kin do that?

Profile of a Supernatural Church

While studying Acts in the Koine, I stumbled onto a significant pattern featuring a very special word found only in the book of Acts. [See Greek below]. The apostles used similar Greek words having the same sense.

ὁμοθυμαδόν  {homo–thoo-mad-on’}
1) with one mind 2) with one accord, 3) with one passion

Whenever Luke used this word, without fail, supernatural things happened. This is significant since it’s exactly what Jesus promised would happen if his disciples obeyed his command to love one another, i.e. the world would believe their testimony (John 13: 34, 35). Moreover, in his high priestly prayer, our Lord indicated the same outcome if they fulfilled his prayer to be one as he and the Father were one. (John 17: 21, 23). We find a third connection when homothumadon  is translated “in agreement.” This echoes Jesus’ promise of his special presence  in Matthew 18 when his church prays “in agreement” [Greek: symphonos  i.e. in harmony].

Scriptures: (KJV)

  1. Acts 1:14: They continued with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν homothumadon] in prayer and supplication,
  2. Acts 2: 1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν]
  3. Acts 2: 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν] in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
  4. Acts 4: 24: When they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, [ὁμοθυμαδόν] ,
  5. Acts 5: 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν] in Solomon’s porch.
  6. Acts 8:6; And the people with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν] gave heed unto those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
  7. Acts 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord [ὁμοθυμαδόν], to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

Outcomes:

Acts 1: 14 The 120 received the baptism in the Holy Spirit

Acts 2:41  Apostles gave powerful testimony, church grew from 120 to 3120;

Acts 2: 46 Church earned the respect of unbelievers and God added greatly to their number.

Acts 4: 24 The whole place was shaken Holy Spirit gave them boldness to give testimonies;

Acts 5:12 Many signs and wonders, unsaved heard and received their testimony; church growth;

Acts 8:6 Samaritans witnessed miracles and gave heed to Philip’s testimony;

Acts 15: 25 Outpouring of financial blessing to needy Jerusalem church by church in Antioch.

Let’s Put Harmony into God’s House How is your church doing? Are we experiencing the supernatural? If not, it may be because we don’t take Jesus’ command “to love one another” to heart. Or maybe we are in disagreement and disunity, rather than agreement. When we put harmony into God’s house, the Holy Spirit smiles and blesses. When we don’t he grieves.

Please comment below. It encourages us in this mission to promote Christ’s command and see his prayer “May they be One” answered. Thanks.

Solving the Mystery of God

God is actually unknowable—unless, of course, He chooses to reveal himself.  This is true of every human being by the way. If I don’t open up to you and share myself, you will never know me, not really.

What’s Behind the Curtain? Poor Dorothy, She truly believed the man behind the curtain was a Wizard.  But when the curtain opened, he was just a carnival huckster. Imagine a curtain, behind which lies the ultimate truth of God and the universe. Many, like Dorothy, believe they know what’s behind it, but are they right?   Continue reading

Revelation’s Eight Mysteries of Babylon

The EIGHT mysteries of Babylon  “on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” Rev 17: 5

 A FOUR PART MYSTERY: Part 4 (See the previous posts which discusses MYSTERIES NO. 1-8: Where Is Babylon? Is She the Apostate Church? What Does a Prostitute Symbolize in the Bible? Why are there so many references to Babylon’s Luxuries? How is Babylon a Mother? Babylon the Megalopolis! How Does Babylon’s Greed Shed Innocent Blood? How Does Babylon Ride the Beast?

The Poverty of Babylon’s Riches.

Researchers  have discovered that many well-to-do people actually feel poor. The cause, they found, is they Continue reading

Babylon–the 6th, 7th and 8th Mysteries

The EIGHT mysteries of Babylon  “on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” Rev 17: 5

A FOUR PART MYSTERY: Part 3 (See the previous posts which discusses MYSTERIES NO. 1-5: Where Is Babylon? Is She the Apostate Church? and What Does a Prostitute Symbolize in the Bible? Why are there so many references to Babylon’s Luxuries? How is Babylon a Mother?)

MYSTERY NO. 6: BABYLON THE MEGALOPOLIS.  What city is like unto this great city? Rev. 18:18  As we have seen, the reach of Babylon is too vast and powerful to be found in a single city. Like Antichrist, she is an insidious spirit, one that infects the entire world. However, she could be centered in cities. Continue reading

Babylon–Mysteries 4 and 5

The EIGHT mysteries of Babylon  “on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” Rev 17: 5

A FOUR PART MYSTERY: Part 2 (See the previous post which discusses MYSTERIES NO. 1,2, 3: Where Is Babylon? Is She the Apostate Church? and What Does a Prostitute Symbolize in the Bible?)

 MYSTERY NO. 4: WHY ARE THERE OVER 45 REFERENCES TO BABYLON’S LUXURIES? They include articles made of gold, silver,  jewels, pearls, linen, silk, ivory, bronze, iron and marblepurple  and  scarlet  cloths,  fragrant wood, silk, spices, cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, wine,olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots(Rev. 18: 11,12)                                  

Follow the Money:   Continue reading

A Mystery in Four Parts

 The EIGHT mysteries of babylon “…on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”

MYSTERY NO. 1 WHERE IS BABYLON TODAY?

Pity that great and powerful city! In a single hour her judgment has come.”   (Rev.  18:10)     

We will show what Babylon is, to be much more crucial than where she is. But let’s consider her location. Rome, New York and Jerusalem are cities many interpreters have identified as “Babylon the Great”. Continue reading